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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the job market is sustaining progress. more
The labor-market recovery that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seeks is proving incomplete as many U.S. workers languish in part-time jobs. more
The U.S. jobless rate declined to a six-year low of 5.9 percent in September and employers in the U.S. added more workers than projected, signs of more vigor in the labor market that will help sustain faster economic growth. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area added 600 construction jobs in August compared with August 2013, a 3 percent gain, placing the area at No. 158 in a ranking of 339 metropolitan areas by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
The new year brought mixed economic results in Rhode Island, as discouraging unemployment data offset positive revisions of January payroll estimates, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, an indication companies are holding on to staff even as cold weather threatens to slow the world’s largest economy. more
Rhode Island lost 500 construction jobs in June compared with the previous month, a decline of 2.9 percent that ranked the state 49th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained month over month, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Although Rhode Island’s unemployment rate posted a significant drop in June to 7.9 percent, the state jobless rate tied with Mississippi as the highest in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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